12 May 2009
Europe and the Gulf Region
Towards a New Horizon
This paper examines the great potential for the relations between the EU and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It contends that the importance of the Gulf region as a political partner, a supplier of energy, as an international investor, and as a market for Europe is immense. It also looks at how the same applies vice versa, arguing that the EU and its member states provide the Arab Gulf states with an excellent opportunity to diversify their external relations, and that the European integration project may also offer interesting ideas for the regional integration efforts within the GCC.
© 2009 Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P)
Michael Bauer, Christian-Peter Hanelt